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The Forefront Stitchers Bring comfort to Patients
Created By: JANE MCATEE

When one of my closest friends lost her hair to chemotherapy two years ago, I made her some lovely soft hats. I work at a large teaching hospital and thought I could get some people to make more for patients since my friend loved her hats. A few people answered my email, and now we are a group of around 30 employees and friends who have made over 400 caps, and also make comfort shawls/lap blankets for cancer patients and baby blankets for our sickest babies. The shawls have been given to patients who need a special hug. We are giving them to all patients who are hospitalized for long periods for transplants. When my friend's cancer progressed, she received one and wore it until she died. She loved to show it off to people and brag about how the hospital gave it to her. I believe she was buried with ir wrapped around her. We had some local publicity and people in the community have joined us both in stitching and yarn donations. We received two large donations of yarn from families of people who died. We took some projects these ladies had started before they died and finished them - using granny squares one made to make several shawls and finishing several started by another person who died. We love this intergenerational connection, and carrying on the work of people no longer here. The families have found comfort that their loved one's materials are used, and their skills have carried on.



My group is so very happy to have this opportunity to share our skills with patients, and to have formed a very close community. Please see our web scrapbook at http://picasaweb.google.com/jane.mcatee/FFStitchers



Jane McAtee

Leader


 
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